Monster Gallery: Hellboy (2004)
Mike Mignola’s original Abe design, as it appears in ‘Seed of Destruction’.
Early concept art by Yasushi Nirazawa.
A maquette of Abe with his ‘work suit’.
The Abe maquette, sculpted by Jose Fernandez and painted by Steve Wang.
Applying the make-up.
The ancient book page depicting an old miniature drawing of Sammael.
Early concept art by Constantine Sekeris.
Early concept art by Wayne Barlowe.
Concept art by Wayne Barlowe, already close to the final design.
Concept art of Sammael’s eyes.
Concept art of Sammael’s tongue by Wayne Barlowe.
Concept art. Artist unidentified! Please contact me if you know the author.
The Sammael Embryo maquette.
The Sammael small-scale maquette.
The Sammael maquette.
Sammael maquette sculpture underway.
Sammael eyes, underway.
The finished eye mechanism, still devoid of the ‘eyelid’ membrane.
Jaw mechanism test.
The first mock-up test suit.
Tim Gore, one of the painters, with Sammael.
Close-up of the life-size maquette.
Two of the finished stunt suits.
Sammael in the museum.
Hellboy got your tongue?
Sammael on set. Notice the closed eyes.
Sammael and crew.
On the set.
Mark Setrakian checks the hero Sammael on set.
Filming the battle in the subway.
Sammaels in the mausoleum cavern set.
The dead Sammael model.
The digital Sammael in the final film.